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Infrastructure Alert – December 4, 2013

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is forecasting that the U.S. transportation infrastructure construction market will grow by 5 percent from $129 billion in 2013 to $135 billion in 2014. ARTBA forecasts that bridge and tunnel construction will grow from $28.5 billion in

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Posted in Articles, Department of Homeland Security, FAA, High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure Bank, MAP-21, MARAD, Washington, D.C., WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – November 6, 2013

  ON THE HILL On October 23, the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 by a vote of 417-3. The near-unanimous vote on a bill with significant authorizations is notable considering the recent hyper-partisanship and

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Posted in Articles, FAA, FHWA, FMCSA, freight, P3, public-private partnership, Sandy, TIFIA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WIFIA, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – October 16, 2013

The government shutdown has now entered its third week, and the debt limit has become a central part of negotiations. Many infrastructure programs have grinded to a halt, as inspections, environmental review and rule-making personnel have largely been furloughed. While the emerging

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Posted in Articles, debt ceiling, FAA, gas tax, Government Shutdown, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, NTSB, Washington, D.C., WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – September 17, 2013

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at the Port of Charleston, S.C. Vice President Biden stressed that investing in infrastructure projects is vital for growing the middle class and the overall economic growth of the

Posted in Articles, bridges, FMSCA, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, HMTF, Inland Waterways Trust Fund, MARAD, ports, TIGER, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., Water Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership, Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – September 4, 2013

Congress will return from its recess on Monday, September 9, and will address a plethora of pressing issues before the end of the month. As neither the House nor the Senate has passed a FY2014 appropriations bill for the Departments

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Department of Transportation, FMSCA, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, Sandy, VMT, Washington, D.C., WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – August 6, 2013

On Friday, both the House and Senate began their summer recess and will not return until Monday, September 9. After returning from the recess, Congress will have several pressing infrastructure issues to consider. Both the House and the Senate have

Posted in appropriations, Articles, Budget Control Act, Department of Transportation, P3, ports, public-private partnership, sequestration, THUD, TIGER, Washington, D.C., Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – May 21, 2013

On May 17, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to aid in streamline permitting processes for infrastructure projects.  The memorandum creates a steering committee whose goal is to cut project completion times in half. Among the departments participating are the

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Infrastructure Alert – May 1, 2013

President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation.  Mayor Foxx oversaw several large transportation projects during his tenure as mayor, including the construction of a new runway at Charlotte Douglas

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Infrastructure Alert – April 17, 2013

Last week, President Obama released his FY2014 budget, outlining several proposals to fund new infrastructure programs.  The budget proposes $40 billion for “Fix it First” projects to repair existing infrastructure, as well as $10 billion for new infrastructure spending.  The

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Budget, dredging, FAA, gas tax, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Bank, sequestration, Washington, D.C., WRDA

Infrastructure Alert – March 26, 2013

This Friday, President Obama will visit the Port of Miami. On July 19, 2012, President Obama put the Port of Miami on his “We Can’t Wait” list of expedited infrastructure projects to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to deepen

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Posted in antitrust, Articles, Budget, continuing resolution, dredging, FAA, gas tax, Internet sales tax, MAP-21, public-private partnership, railroads, TSA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., WRDA
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